The World Champion Milwaukee Bucks have had an interesting offseason, in my opinion, to say the least so far.
The Bucks officially signed George Hill yesterday to a two-year/$8M deal. I’m personally not a huge fan of the signing, although the Bucks did need a No. 2 backup point guard.
Today, Milwaukee traded Sam Merrill and two future second-round picks to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for Grayson Allen.
The Bucks acquire Allen with the $4.9M DJ Augustin trade exception.
Allen is on a $4.1M expiring contract and is rookie extension eligible.
Merrill has $500K in guaranteed money, with the balance of his $1.5M contract guaranteed on August 8th.
Even though Merrill didn’t get much action this past season, I wish the Bucks kept him around.
I guess the Bucks owners don’t mind paying the luxury tax penalties. The luxury tax penalty will increase from $36M to $44M with this trade. The Bucks are right at $200M in salary and luxury tax.
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